You’re So Fine (NZ) Heads NZ Bred Domination of Listed Feature

15 August 2023

You’re So Fine (NZ) (Always B Miki) produced a powerful display of stamina to continue his recent winning spree in the A$30,000 Listed Marathon Handicap (3309m) at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

$14,000 yearling purchase by Southland trainer Brett Gray

The NZB Standardbred graduate made it five wins from five starts this time in with a brilliant staying effort to win over the ultimate staying test of 3309m.

You’re So Fine was purchased for just $14,000 by Southland trainer Brett Gray when he was offered among the Ripple Creek Farm draft at the 2020 National Yearling Sale in Christchurch.

Gray prepared the pacer to win the Group Two Diamond Creek Farm Classic (2200m) for his owners the M C C Syndicate.

After just three starts in New Zealand, You’re So Fine was sold to clients of leading Western Australian trainer Gary Hall Jnr, with the M C C Syndicate retaining a share in the brilliant pacer.

You’re So Fine impressed in his first five starts in Australia before he was forced onto the sidelines through injury.

The four-year-old has exploded back onto the scene this year, producing an unbeaten run that was extended in the Listed Marathon Handicap.

Punters that backed You’re So Fine into hot favouritism were taken on an easy ride with driver Gary Hall Jnr taking no chances with the brilliant pacer.

Hall took You’re So Fine to the lead early in Friday night’s feature and from there, their rivals barely got a look in as they cleared out to win by more than six metres.

The staying prowess of New Zealand bred pacers was on full display in the Marathon Handicap.

You’re So Fine was followed across the line by fellow NZB Standardbred graduate and stakes winner, Arden’s Horizon (NZ) (Bettor’s Delight).

The four-year-old got back in the field but ran on strongly for a meritorious third placing.

You’re So Fine and Arden’s Horizon at the forefront of the New Zealand bred domination of the Marathon Handicap.

New Zealand breds made up the first five horses across the line and seven of the Listed event’s 10 runners.